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Comments by Neil White from http://vegetablegrowinginraisedbeds.blogspot.com/2011/04/beds.html
So, who made them? One of the nicest blokes I have met and a very talented man - Paul Stokes at http://www.raised-gardenbeds.co.uk/. Paul is happy to adapt, add and take away to meet his customer' needs and he's been great with me. I've now had a variety of sizes and options and wouldn't hesitate in recommending him.
Paul will make up and deliver completed for simple placing on site or make them flat pack for assembly on-site (they're quite heavy made up so flat pack is great for allotments etc if you've far to carry).
Paul makes fabulous raised beds that take wheelchairs for those out there it may relate to. I have one, albeit it lowered a little in height, and it's tremendously strong and therefore safe for a wheelchair user.
Comments by Gareth Davies
Got on really well thanks - they arrived this afternoon and they were really easy to put together - your instructions and markings were top notch (particularly for someone who struggles to change a fuse on a plug!!). Just one left to do tomorrow – soil arrives tomorrow and the gravel the day after to go around the raised beds. The seeds arrive by mail order Friday, as does the horse manure (local farm not by mail) - it will have been a bit like an episode of 'Ground Force' by the end of the week.
Cheers – I'll be the envy of the other yards on the terrace street where I live!!
The beds arrived as promised on Friday, I arrived home from work at around 5 PM and by 6.30 PM they were built and in situ - assembly following your instructions and coding was very simple (once we'd gotten over your cling film fetish and everything was unwrapped!!). By lunchtime yesterday they were filled with the best part of 2 cubic metres of compost and surrounded with about a ton of gravel. A little bit of tidying up required but we are very pleased with the results - just hope my fingers turn out to be as green as I want them to be!!
When we were initially searching for raised beds you were not the cheapest option by any means and we also considered building ourselves from scratch. However, we liked the look of product and materials used so decided it was worth a bit of a gamble investing in something we'd only seen in pictures. We need not have worried, you have a good product which is far superior to anything else we have seen and we would gladly recommend you to anyone else. I've included a couple of photos taken this morning that show the beds in situ - we have chosen a spot close to the house which gets full sun from mid morning onwards.
We now have a garden feature that we think looks great and hopefully will also taste good!!
Dave & Jo Harris